Raila's fiery response to witch doctor claims by DP Ruto's allies

Raila breaks silence on witch doctor claims, warns of of big changes ahead of 2022

File image of Raila Odinga

In a fiery response to his critics, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has responded to claims of witchcraft labelled against him by his critics and warned of big changes ahead of the 2022 elections.

A tough-talking Odinga made it clear that witch doctors exist in the society and anyone is at liberty to visit them for their services.

Odinga who was speaking in Nyatike in Migori on Friday dismissed claims linking him to witch craft and clarified that contrary to the allegations by his critics, he is neither a witch doctor nor has he visited one in the course of his impressive political career.

Odinga urged the public to shun politicians who use abusive language against their opponents, stating that using derogatory words against him will not give anyone political mileage.  

“I am not a witch doctor and I have never been one. Whether you abuse Raila using derogatory words or not, it will add no value to your political discourse,” Odinga said.

"Some people like calling me a witch and say I use lots of proverbs while talking. Yes, I am a doctor because President Uhuru Kenyatta and I are trying to heal what has been ailing this country." He added.

The former Prime Minister also reaffirmed his commitment to fighting corruption and leaving behind a united country, courtesy of the 09 March 2018 handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“When God is with us who can be against us? We will deal with corruption without fear or favour. We will not be cowed.” 

Massive changes

The Orange Democratic Movement party leader further told the country to prepare for massive changes ahead of the 2022 general election, warning that anyone who resists it (the changes) will be consumed by a raging tide.

“You cannot resist change. If you try to, it will overwhelm you. An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped," Odinga affirmed.

He faulted a section of politicians who have embarked on early campaigns in readiness for 2022 and putting the country in an electioneering mood barely a year after the 2017 polls.

“2022 is going to come and Kenyans are going to deal with it. We are dealing with Kenya now and we are determined to heal the 2017 political and electoral wounds," said Odinga.

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